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And the spring 2012 color trend is...

Neon!   (And neutrals).  Okay, so neither of those are specific colors, but the combination is definitely everywhere this season.   The idea is to use a pop of neon on lids or lips and keep the rest of the face simple and natural-looking (so you don't look like a circus performer).  Of course, if you're too timid to use neon on your face, you can always look to nail polish for a little jolt.

Spring 2012

Clockwise, from top left:  MAC Mineral Skinfinishes and blushes from the Naturally collection; Pantone + Sephora Tangerine Tango lip glosses; lipsticks from MAC's collection with Iris Apfel; Bobbi Brown lip glosses from the Neons and Nudes collection; China Glaze Sunshine Pop from the Electropop collection; neon and nude nails (via The Hairpin); a model at Richard Chai's spring 2012 show (via Lucky Magazine).

I also found some great examples of the trend in Vogue's February issue. 



Here are just the heads so you can really focus on the makeup:

I'm really liking this trend - bold and bright, but wearable (definitely on weekends, at least), since the neon is balanced by an otherwise neutral face.  I for one am itching for a fuchsia lipstick and some of Sephora's Tangerine Tango polishes and lip glosses.  I might also try a crazy blue eyeshadow too. 

What say you?  Will you be partaking in neons and neutrals?

Oh, and happy spring!  (Silly me, I thought it was tomorrow!)

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